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Numerous INSEAD MBA Scholarships for Africa and Other Developing Regions 2018

The following scholarships are offered by INSEAD Business school in both France and Singapore for students in Africa and other developing regions for July and December 2018 academic sessions. All scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the individual scholarship description.

Application Deadlines: 

July 2019 Class:
Round 2:
Applications Open: 15th January 2018
Deadline: 29th January 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 5th March 2018
Deadline: 19th March 2018

December 2019 Class:
Round 1:
Applications Open: 23rd April 2018
Deadline: 7th May 2018
Round 2:
Applications Open: 11th June 2018
Deadline: 25th June 2018
Round 3:
Applications Open: 30th July 2018
Deadline: 13th August 2018 

Offered Annually? Yes

To be taken at (country): INSEAD France and Singapore

About the Award:  With three fully-integrated campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and over 80 different nationalities in the classroom, INSEAD is one the Business schools with a multicultural experience. The Accelerated 10-month curriculum develops successful, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities.

INSEAD Scholarships are most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships:

  • Need-based: demonstrate financial need
  • Non-need based: based on merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous study etc.

The following INSEAD Scholarships are available for both the Fontainebleau (France) and Singapore Campuses, unless specifically mentioned. All scholarship applications are online except where mentioned in the scholarship description.INSEAD Business school

To submit an application, first follow the scholarship application guideline and register yourself:

Eligible Field of Study: MBA and financial management related degree programmes

INSEAD Scholarships for African and Developing Countries:

INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship

African nationals residing in the region
INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA) Scholarship FundDiversity with financial need
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Diversity Scholarship(s)Needbased with preference to candidates residing in emerging/developing countries
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Robin Hood ScholarshipFinancial need
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Special Profile Scholarship(s)Diversity (with a difference)
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Women’s Scholarship(s)Women
INSEAD Andrew Hordern Endowed Scholarship – ’91DNon-traditional backgrounds; open only to December Class.
INSEAD Andy Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Social EntrepreneurshipSocial entrepreneurship, open only to December Class.
INSEAD Bischoff Family Endowed ScholarshipSouthern Africa and/or South-East Asia
INSEAD Deepak and Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarship(s)Emerging countries
INSEAD Forte Foundation FellowshipWomen
INSEAD Freddy Salem Scholarship(s)Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin
INSEAD Greendale Foundation ScholarshipSouthern and East Africans
INSEAD Groupe Galeries Lafayette Endowed Scholarship for WomenWomen
INSEAD Jewish ScholarshipJewish (not necessarily Israeli)
INSEAD Judith Connelly Delouvrier Endowed ScholarshipWomen
INSEAD L’Oreal ScholarshipCreative, innovative and entrepreneurial
INSEAD Louis and Evelyn Franck Endowed Award for ExcellenceBrightest and best, no application required.
INSEAD MBA ’03D Endowed Diversity ScholarshipDiversity
INSEAD MBA ’70 Special Profile Endowed ScholarshipDiversity
INSEAD MBA ’87J Special Profile Endowed Scholarship Diversity
INSEAD MBA ’89D Endowed ScholarshipDiversity
INSEAD MBA ’91 June Endowed Scholarship Emerging markets
INSEAD MBA ‘89J Glen Jones Endowed ScholarshipDiversity
INSEAD Nelson Mandela Endowed ScholarshipSub-Saharan Africans
INSEAD Orange Endowed Scholarship(s) for Emerging MarketsEmerging Markets
INSEAD MBA Endowed Scholarship for MauritiusMauritian nationals
INSEAD Sam Akiwumi Endowed Scholarship – ’07DAfricans
INSEAD Syngenta Endowed Scholarship(s) for Emerging Country LeadershipEmerging countries
INSEAD Renaud Lagesse ’93D Scholarship for Southern and East Africa
Southern and East Africans
INSEAD Pot Family Foundation Scholarship AwardAfrican nationals
INSEAD Olam International MBA Scholarships for Change Catalysts in African MarketsMeritorious candidates who are nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa
INSEAD North Africa ScholarshipNorth Africans from Algeria, Morocco & Tunisia

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

  • All scholarships have specific eligibility criteria based on a combination of merit and financial need. Candidates will be judged on the quality of their scholarship essays and the degree to which they meet the eligibility criteria. As a part of the merit criteria, the Committee will consider the academic and professional achievements and merit distinctions received. Please note that neither admissions essays nor GMAT results will be considered as part of the scholarship review process.
  • The group of need-based scholarships is primarily focused on emerging and developing markets. Therefore, when reviewing these scholarship applications, financial need is the main criterion. Please note that a number of supporting documents will be required for the need-based scholarships. You will find these documents listed under the need-based scholarship description.

Value of Scholarship: Varies by scholarship but usually, Up to €20,000 in scholarship awards will be awarded

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarship is a onetime financial offer

How to Apply: 

  • To access the scholarship application form on-line, you will first need to register.
  • Applications must be complete and submitted by midnight Central European Time (GMT +1) on the day of deadline. All scholarship applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • It is important to go through the specific Application Requirements for each of these scholarships before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Important Notes: You are encouraged to limit your applications to a maximum of 5 scholarships.

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